I’ve been working on my daughter’s room since we moved into our house in the end of February. It has been so exciting getting little projects done. It has taken me longer than I wanted to complete everything but I’m almost to the finish line! We had bought my son the Ikea Kritter table and chairs when he was younger but he has outgrown it. I didn’t want to put a blue table in my daughter’s room as it didn’t match the color scheme I wanted. I also didn’t want to throw it away. I decided to give it a little makeover! I received the HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer, which made my project so much easier!
I cleaned the table and chairs first, then applied Zinsser primer. I’ve seen other people use Zinsser and have had great results. The KRITTER table and chairs has a smooth shiny finish so I knew I had to use a good primer. I was surprised to see how well the first coat looked. I did two coats just to be safe. I let it dry for a full 24 hours.
I grabbed my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer filled it with the paint color I wanted and got to work. I’ve never used a paint sprayer before and I cannot believe how easy it was! The sprayer was so easy to operate, it used less paint, and provided even coverage.
I think I finished the first coat in like 20 mins! Seriously, it was insanely fast and easy. I applied a second coat once it had enough time to dry.
I allowed the table and chairs to fully dry before I started on the next step. I wanted to add chalkboard on the top part of the table. My daughter loves playing with chalk so I knew she would love it!
I had a can of chalkboard paint from a previous project so I taped the edges of the table and began the first coat. I used a foam brush and I did get a little worried since it was leaving uneven streaks but it worked out.
I did a total of three coats and let it dry for about two days. I wanted it to be 100% dried.
I conditioned the chalk paint by rubbing chalk all over it. The next day I wiped it off.
I was so happy with the results! I wanted to paint gold around the edges but decided to see how Washi tape would hold up. I think I will eventually just paint the gold on since the Washi tape will most likely loose his stickiness from chalk dust.
I screwed the Ikea Bygel rail and added two clear Bygel containers. Her room is on the smaller size so I have to use creative storage solutions. The containers hold her chalk and crayons. Her little creative area is complete!
I hope to share more of her room in the coming days! I just need to put up some artwork on one wall to complete her room makeover.
Disclosure: I received the HomeRight product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions stated here are my own.